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My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 21 November 2011

Statin users have a 37% increase in gastric cancer risk

This paper was published in Hepatogastroenterology 2011 May-Jun;58(107-108):1057-61

Study title and author:
Statins and gastric cancer risk.
Shimoyama S
Gastrointestinal Unit, Settlement Clinic, Towa, Tokyo, Japan.

This paper can be accessed at:

This paper reviewed the scientific literature concerning the effect of statins on gastric cancer incidence published between 1993 and 2008.

The author found:
(a) Statin users had a 37% increase in gastric cancer risk.
(b) Statin users had a 20% increase in upper gastrointestinal cancer.